Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Getting their Gelli on!

On Saturday I taught a large class of 12 creative ladies , who all wanted to learn more about their Gelli Plate. Crammed into the classroom, with lots of different mediums, we had a ball of a morning, and everyone of them went home with great prints, and hopefully a little bit more knowledge on how to use their Gelli plate :)
Here are a few photos, of them working hard, and showing off their brilliantly creative prints!

I will definitely be doing more classes.. so watch this page :)
I will be back soon with a tutorial on how to print the leaves....
Have a creative day

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Leafing it!

I have been experimenting and playing ( well working really! ) with my Gelli plate this week, in readiness for a workshop I am teaching on Saturday. I love this medium, partly because printing of any kind, be it on fabric, paper, or making lino prints, was my favourite medium at school  and later at art college. Wonder why I like stamping?! LOL
 I used lots of paints and inks to create these, and maybe you can tell I am rather hooked on leaves! here are a few that I have made....


Have a creative day

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Christmas is a'coming!

Aaargh! I said the "C" word! But it is all in a good cause, as yesterday Georgina held a fabulous jam packed workshop at The Artistic Stamper, and we made Christmas cards! In fact I made my first one of the year ..( and it could possibly be my last, knowing me!!) I certainly don't make cards, but in-between doing other stuff, I took part and made this a couple of cards! Loved the fact that Georgina has such clear instructions, and that everyone made such beautiful cards. Definitely a class you should do if you haven't done one before! Check out Georgina's other classes here.

The Calm before the Storm!

working very hard

My "C" card!

card detail
 Hope you have a very creative day

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Visiting London....

A couple of weeks ago, I met up with some American friends who had come over here on a  trip to the UK. As they were passing through London we went and met up with them, to show them some of my home town. Did we get far?  Well in an afternoon we saw some of my favourite museum- the V & A , a tea time trip to Harrods, and dinner in Covent Garden! All in an afternoon! I love the V & A and I was amazed to find one of my treasures I have collected over the years displayed there... I have this tin, although in a much more distressed look :(

I also made a little travelling book for Kristen as a gift, and was rather pleased with how it turned out...lots of distress ink, Tim's Alphaparts, The Artistic Stamper European map background, and some of my personal Tim stamps...

Have a creative day

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Scrapyard Challenge with Andy Skinner

Last Saturday we had the wonderfully patient and very talented Andy Skinner come to teach at The Artistic Stamper. I even took part, which was a fab experience for me, and I have to say anyone who has never taken a class Andy, definitely should! Paint takes on a new dimension with him ! I know everyone had a brilliant day :)
Here are a few pictures from the day, and my mirror too!

Have a very creative day

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Winner Time!

Oh heavens I just remembered that I should have picked the winner of my blog giveaway last week on Thursday, but never mind, better late then never. Thank you to everyone who joined in, and of course as usual I let Mr Random.org choose the winner. So please step up to the podium, and email me to choose your stamps....
I so wish everyone could have won, but sadly not this time...however, I have picked the second winner from The Creative Team blog too.. so you never know you might have won there :)
Have a creative day

Friday, October 04, 2013

New Stamps, and a giveaway!

Some of you may have been on my blog yesterday and seen a teeny, tiny snippet of some new rubber coming your way. Well, today sees the release of SEVEN new stamps. I love designing new stamps, and these were no exception. Greetings are always usable and our backgrounds are second to none, so a combination of both makes for one happy person!

Grungy Greetings #2
Journaling Words 5
Marbling Background 3

Now, no new stamp release is complete without a giveaway, so if you comment on this post, one set of the stamps of your choice will be winging its way to you next week! AND if you happen to pop over to The Creative team blog, you can comment on my blog post there and be in with a second chance! Oh! and did I mention that there will be a giveaway on our Facebook page too! If you are a facebooker, and I know not everyone is, then do join us here. It is a brilliant day for giveaways!
Good luck in the draw, and have a very creative day

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Something {wicked} is coming your way!

I love it when a plan comes together , and this week, everything is falling into place.. a rare occurrence in my world! It has been a busy time here at The Artistic Stamper, and I have been designing not only masks, released last week but stamps too! There are 7 new ones coming out tomorrow {Friday}, and because I am wicked I thought I would show you a sneaky peek! So here you are ...{a sneaky peek}

Please do pop back tomorrow as I may have put ink to paper, and used them, or I may have something even better for you {wink}
Have a creative day

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Welcome to October's Challenge-Alter Something

We have had a brilliantly sunny summer here in the UK, and I, for one, cannot believe that Autumn is almost here, and will be gone in a flash..swiftly followed by winter! Ugh! But never mind, The Artistic Stamper Challenge will help you create summer in your mind :)  Over on the Creative Team blog the girls have done a fabulous job altering something! I also joined in this month, and altered another mirror, this time totally different to my other one. I covered it in lots of textural pieces, and then gessoed the entire piece. Add lots of Dylusions sprays, a few pieces of moulded UTEE, and I altered my plain Ikea mirror...



We would love you to join in, it can be anything as long as you have altered it and used stamps too! Check out the Team's creations over on the blog
Have a creative day